YUSUF / CAT STEVENS Tea For The Tillerman SUPER DELUXE EDITION

YUSUF / CAT STEVENS Tea For The Tillerman SUPER DELUXE EDITION

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BOX SET – 5CD / 1BD / 1LP / 12” etched vinyl E.P. / 98-page book

Following his spiritual and artistic rebirth, and hot on the heels of his incredibly well received release, ‘Mona Bone Jakon’, Cat Stevens unveiled his second album of the year in November 1970 … and it was to become one of the defining musical statements of the new decade. ‘Tea For The Tillerman’, not only consolidated Cat’s success in the UK and forged him a glittering new career in the USA, it also set him on the road to global superstardom and gave the world songs like ‘Wild World’, ‘Father & Son’, ‘Where Do The Children Play?’ and many more.

To commemorate the album’s 50th anniversary comes this definitive super deluxe box set of Tea For The Tillerman’. With the songs’ messages as powerfully relevant today as they were in 1970, the original album is represented here on CD by a brand new 2020 remaster at Abbey Road Studios by Geoff Pesche, overseen by original producer Paul Samwell-Smith, as well as a new 2020 Mix on CD by David Hefti. It also includes, in full, Yusuf’s September 2020 reimagined ‘Tea For The Tillerman 2’ album featuring new interpretations of the classic originals. The box also includes an exclusive fourth CD of outtakes, alternate versions and demos, and a fifth featuring 25 live performances from 1971 including some recorded at the legendary LA music venue The Troubadour.

Alongside the 5CDs and gatefold vinyl LP the box also comes with a live 12” vinyl E.P. of the Troubadour recordings and, on BluRay, the original promo video of ‘Father & Son’, plus live performances, and the HD audio of the new ‘Tea For The Tillerman’ 2020 Mix. Also included is a 98-page beautifully illustrated hardcover book with extensive new sleevenotes. Finally housed in a card envelope within the box is a ‘Pick Up A Good Book’ bookmark, a Yusuf / Cat Stevens designed ‘Miles From Nowhere’ print, a reproduction handwritten lyric sheet for ‘Miles From Nowhere’, a fold-out ‘Live From The Troubadour 1970’ poster, and a ‘Tea For The Tillerman’ sticker.

Tea For The Tillerman is arguably Cat Stevens’ best known and most cherished album. Originally released in November 1970, Universal Music will be celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in style on 20th November 2020 with a multi-format release suite, including a very special 5CD/BD/1LP/12” Live E.P. Super Deluxe Edition reissue of one of music’s most classic albums.

The Super Deluxe set is features a brand new 2020 Remaster of the record, as well as a brand new 2020 Mix (overseen by Yusuf Islam producer / engineer David Hefti), with audio mixed from the original 1970 Island Records multi-track master tape. The 2020 Mix also appears on the 1LP which is 100% exclusive to this box set.

CD3 features Yusuf’s brand new interpretations of these wonderful songs, Tea For The Tillerman², which is released on stand-alone formats on 18th September 2020. Yusuf has chosen to include it here in order to present the very most complete edition of the original album, and to show how these songs have evolved over their 50 year lifespan.

CD4 features demos, outtakes and alternate versions, including two wholly previously unreleased tracks (“Can This Be Love?” and “It’s So Good”), while CD5 features 25x live performances including 5 previously unreleased tracks recorded Live At The Troubadour, 4 previously unreleased live performances from the 8th December 1970 show at Fillmore East, and 6 previously unreleased live from British, French and German TV performances in 1970/71.

The Live At The Troubadour performance is also included in full on the live 12” E.P. (exclusive to this box).

The Super Deluxe box set is rounded out with a BluRay featuring HD 24bit/96khz audio of the 2020 Mix, as well as 8x previously unreleased live TV performances, 7 tracks performed live at KCNET studios, Los Angeles, and the official “Father And Son” video.

Deluxe

CD1 (2020 Remaster)

  1. Where Do The Children Play?
  2. Hard Headed Woman
  3. Wild World
  4. Sad Lisa
  5. Miles From Nowhere
  6. But I might Die Tonight
  7. Longer Boats
  8. Into White
  9. On The Road To Find Out
  10. Father and Son
  11. Tea For The Tillerman

CD2 / 1LP (Original Album, 2020 Mix)

  1. Where Do The Children Play?
  2. Hard Headed Woman
  3. Wild World
  4. Sad Lisa
  5. Miles From Nowhere
  6. But I might Die Tonight
  7. Longer Boats
  8. Into White
  9. On The Road To Find Out
  10. Father and Son
  11. Tea For The Tillerman

CD3 (Tea For The Tillerman 2)

  1. Where Do The Children Play?
  2. Hard Headed Woman
  3. Wild World
  4. Sad Lisa
  5. Miles From Nowhere
  6. But I might Die Tonight
  7. Longer Boats
  8. Into White
  9. On The Road To Find Out
  10. Father and Son
  11. Tea For The Tillerman

CD4 (Demos / Outtakes / Alternate Version)

  1. Wild World (Demo)
  2. Miles From Nowhere (Studio Demo)
  3. But I Might Die Tonight (Deep End Movie Version)
  4. Can This Be Love?
  5. Honey Man (duet with Elton John)
  6. It’s So Good
  7. If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out (Demo)
  8. Don’t Be Shy (Demo)
  9. I’ve Got A Thing About Seeing My Grandson Grow Old
  10. Love Lives In The Sky
  11. The Joke
  12. If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out
  13. Don’t Be Shy

CD5 (Live)

  1. Where Do The Children Play? (Live at the Troubadour)
  2. Hard Headed Woman (Live at the Troubadour)
  3. Wild World (Live at the Troubadour)
  4. Longer Boats (Live at the Troubadour)
  5. Into White (Live at the Troubadour)
  6. On The Road To Find Out (Live at the Troubadour)
  7. Father And Son (Live at the Troubadour)
  8. Where Do The Children Play (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  9. Wild World (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  10. Hard Headed Woman (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  11. Miles From Nowhere (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  12. Longer Boats (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  13. On The Road To Find Out (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  14. Father And Son (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  15. Wild World (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  16. Into White (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  17. Tea For The Tillerman (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  18. Wild World (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
  19. Hard Headed Woman (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
  20. Wild World (Gala du Midem, France 24.01.71)
  21. Wild World (Deux Sur La 2, France, 12.10.70)
  22. Moonshadow (Live At Fillmore East (1970)
  23. Father And Son (Live At Fillmore East (1970)
  24. Changes IV (Live At Fillmore East (1970)
  25. Peace Train (Live At Fillmore East (1970)

Blu Ray

  1. Father And Son - Official Video
  2. Where Do The Children Play (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  3. On The Road To Findout (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  4. Where Do The Children Play? (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  5. Wild World (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  6. Miles From Nowhere (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  7. Longer Boats (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  8. Father And Son (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  9. Wild World (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  10. Into White (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  11. Father And Son (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  12. Wild World (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
  13. Hard Headed Woman (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
  14. Wild World (Gala du Midem, France 24.01.71)
  15. Wild World (Deux Sur La 2, France, 12.10.70)
  16. Wild World (TV Concert, France, 01.11.1970)

12"

  1. Where Do The Children Play?
  2. Hard Headed Woman
  3. Wild World
  4. Longer Boats
  5. Into White
  6. On The Road To Find Out
  7. Father and Son